Raipur District Collector O P Choudhary has resigned from the service. Reports suggest that he might join the state's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and contest the forthcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh.
Announcing his decision to resign, Choudhary in his Facebook post wrote; "Life has posed challenges before me on several occasions in my 13 years’ journey from the streets of my Bayang village to (the post of) collector of Raipur... Now I want to devote my time for my land and the betterment of my people. Therefore, I have resigned from the IAS".
No official confirmation has been received on the matter so far. But it is very evident, that if Choudhary joins BJP, he will pose a serious challenge to the opposption parties ahead of the state assembly elections.
Choudhary received Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for 2011-12 for improving education facilities in Maoist-affected Dantewada.
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